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2022-23 Budget

The 2022-23 Queensland Health budget focuses on investing in new hospitals and facilities, hiring additional workforce, redesigning models of care, strengthening mental health and adopting new technology.

Queensland Health’s budget for 2022-23 is a record $23.6 billion.

The budget includes:

  • $1.1 billion for the Queensland Ambulance Service
  • $1.537 billion investment (in 2022-23) in health infrastructure across the state
  • $1.6 billion to improve mental health and wellbeing over five years.

A capital pipeline over the next seven years has been announced, including:

  • $9.78 billion additional funding over six years allocated for the Capacity Expansion Program
  • $229.7 million funding over two years allocated for the Accelerated Infrastructure Delivery Program
  • $943.5 million funding over seven years provided to replace rural and remote health facilities and staff accommodation under Phase 2 of the Building Rural and Remote Health Program

More information on these and other health initiatives and highlights, published in the 2022-23 State Budget, is shown below, and is available in the Queensland Health and Hospitals Plan (PDF 3181 kB).

Total Queensland Health budget

$23.6 billion

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Budget highlights

Queensland Health

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Building for the future

Building for the future
Transforming the system

Transforming the system
Investing in our people

Investing in our people
Improving mental health

Improving mental health

Building for the future

  • $1.53 billion capital investment into health infrastructure:
    • Paving the way for the biggest health capital commitment in Queensland’s history
    • Continued funding of additional beds under the Care4 Qld strategy and recurrent funding for winter bed capacity
  • $10.9 billion capital pipeline over the next seven years.

Transforming the system

  • Redesigning models of care, reform the health system and adopt new technology, including:
    • building on the Hospital in the Home and telehealth models of care which did well during the COVID-19 pandemic response
    • investing in digital technology to deliver more care closer to home for our patients

Investing in our people

  • Meeting current and future workforce demands by:
    • continuing our commitment to hire 9,475 additional frontline workers by 2024.
    • looking interstate and overseas to bolster our workforce

Improving mental health

  • $1.6 billion injected over five years to:
    • help deliver the Better Care Together: a plan for Queensland’s state-funded mental health alcohol and other drug services strategy to alleviate pressure on the acute mental health system
    • improve additional mental health care capacity, including community-based services and the mental health co-responder model to support timely and appropriate health responses to patients experiencing a mental health crisis.
Last updated: 23 June 2022